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Persian Gulf War / Kuwait City Liberation #337117

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 1991
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(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) Announcement of President Bush's address tonight noted. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Allied armies, under General H. Norman Schwarzkopf's command, reported trapping Iraqi Republican Guards; details given of approaching victory against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; scenes shown of POWs; both Iraqi and United States casualties cited. [SCHWARZKOPF - explains his dislike for Republican Guard.] American aircraft noted accidentally attacking British personnel carriers, killing nine men.

(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) Kuwait's celebration of impending liberation featured; scenes shown of crowds welcoming allies on road outside Kuwait City, Kuwait. [Three KUWAITIS - talk about allied liberation and Iraqi atrocities.] Report introduced.

(Kuwait City: Bob McKeown) Allied liberation of Kuwait City featured; details given of Iraqi holdouts; scenes shown of Marines securing United States embassy and Kuwaitis celebrating. [KUWAITIS, Arab SOLDIER - comment.] [American Karl OKERT - tells how Kuwaitis helped him hide.] [KUWAITI, captured Iraqi CAPTAIN, resident Jublanka PORTER - describe atrocities.] Scenes shown of Iraqi POWS.

(On road to Kuwait City: Richard Threlkeld) Road to Kuwait City featured; scenes shown of bombing debris. Iraqi POWs surrendering to news team reported saying they hadn't had food or water for 3 days; scenes shown. [Waiting for Arab coalition forces to liberate Kuwait city, United States MARINES - talk about first combat.] Scenes shown of Kuwaitis cheering Arab troops and of Saudi troops praying.

(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) Abandoned Iraqi surface to air missile missile ground-to-air rockets, intended for defense against amphibious landing, featured; scenes shown from inside Shrimpy's Restaurant by the Sea, which had been converted to bunker.

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
McKeown, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:12:20

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